Sunday, May 10, 2009
happy mothers day
I ended up picking butterflies as a theme this year for Mother's Day. I hope my mom likes this. I planted seeds for Butterfly flower (Asclepia tuberosa) (also Butterfly weed) back in March and they're nice little plants now. I potted a few up in a small clay pot and made a nice color copy of the seed packet. Then I walked through the local mall and found lots of butterfly themed things to go along: a metal butterfly that hangs on the pot, two embroidered butterfly napkins, a small butterfly tray, and a fancy butterfly pin is in the butterfly bag.
Happy Mom's Day to all you MOM's!
I came across wild Butterfly flower last summer and was so impressed with the beautiful vibrant orange color. I was very pleased to find seeds this winter. Asclepia is native to the eastern United States. Its flowers attract Monarchs and other butterflies. It is also a host plant, providing a place eggs and food for caterpillars.
Here's a couple photos of Butterfly weed that I took last summer.